Camelback Ski Resort
Camelback isn't the biggest ski resort in the Northeast, but it is one of the most popular. In many respects, Camelback is the flagship of skiing in the Pocono Mountains, a region incredibly popular with winter sports enthusiasts from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Accessibility is one key reason for Camelback’s popularity. Families descend on Camelback because of its an easy day trip. However, once they’re there skiers and snowboarders find a well-run, organized and enjoyable ski experience. Camelback’s modern lift instrastructure handles well the busloads of schoolchildren, church groups, and families that visit in season.
Perhaps more than any other ski area in the country, Camelback caters to beginner skiers. In fact, in 2014, more people learned to ski and snowboard at Camelback’s ski school than at any other resort in the United States. As a result, it’s a ski area that many New York metro area skiers grow to love from childhood and visit again often even after bigger resorts in Vermont and the Rockies have pulled them away.
Updated for Winter 2015-2016 – David B. Cronheim